General FAQs

FAQs: Admission Related

Q1: When does the new batch start?
We commence new batches once every month, and the specific start dates are promptly notified on our official website and dedicated Telegram channels.
For UPSC, WBCS, and OPSC, the minimum duration is 1 year. Additionally, we offer specialized courses for undergraduates, including 2 and 3-years programs.
Our classes are primarily conducted in English, ensuring lucidity for students from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Additionally, we incorporate Hindi/Bengali/Odia to a lesser extent to accommodate those more comfortable in these languages.English is employed in a clear and articulate manner, making it accessible for students from vernacular language backgrounds. Our teaching methodology ensures that the content is easily comprehensible.
Certainly. In situations of complexity or for the convenience of students more proficient in Hindi/Bengali/Odia, we provide teaching in these languages, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.
You can complete the registration process by visiting our center for offline admission. Alternatively, you can register online through our website.
Yes, students are allowed to switch their batches or modes once during the duration of their course. This provides flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.

FAQs: Faculty Related

Q1: Are the faculty members at APTI PLUS from Delhi for UPSC courses in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar?
Yes, all our faculty members for UPSC courses in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar are from Delhi. Additionally, for state-related subjects in OPSC and WBCS exams, we have faculty members from Odisha and West Bengal.
Certainly! You can find the list of our eminent faculty members on our website. Visit the following link for detailed information: APTI PLUS Faculty Members
All our faculty members have several years of experience in their respective fields. We ensure that each subject is taught by expert and renowned faculty members.
Yes, we offer a mentorship program at APTI PLUS. Our mentors are individuals who are still in preparation and have successfully qualified for mains and interviews multiple times. They act as course coordinators and provide additional guidance and support to our students.

FAQs: Fee Structure Related

Q1: Can the course fees be paid in installments?
Yes, after paying the initial down payment, students can clear the remaining fee within 3-4 installments as approved by the management.
No, there are no additional charges for paying in installments. However, students paying the full fees in one go can avail a certain discount.
No, apart from the discount for one-time payment, we do not offer any other discounts. However, we provide free guidance to 20 candidates from weaker sections every year through entrance and merit only under the approval of management.
Yes, ex-students can avail a 50% discount on all test series, answer writing, or mentorship programs. For classroom programs, there is a readmission fee of 35,400.
Yes, if a student is unable to continue classes for any reason and informs us in writing within 5 working days after registering/admission, we refund the fees within 15 working days, subject to a deduction of the registration fees (10% of the total course fees). Beyond 5 working days of admission date, the fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
We accept payments through cheque, online methods such as QR codes, and cash. All modes of payment are available.

FAQs: Optional Subject Related

Q1: What optional subjects are provided for UPSC,OPSC and WBCS exams?
For UPSC & OPSC Exams, the optional subjects offered are Sociology, Geography, and PSIR (Political Science and International Relations). For WBCS only, the options include Anthropology and History.
Optional classes are conducted online to provide flexibility and accessibility to students.
Optional classes are generally scheduled between 1 pm to 3 pm to accommodate the convenience of students.
GS classes are scheduled either in the morning or evening, while optional classes are held in the afternoon. To avoid clashes, recorded videos of classes are provided. To manage both, follow a structured timetable, prioritize based on importance, attend regularly, optimize study resources, use breaks efficiently, stay organized, and seek help when needed.

FAQs: Content and Test Series Related

Q1: Who creates the content for Apti Plus?
The content for Apti Plus is developed by a dedicated team comprising highly experienced subject matter experts, renowned academicians, and civil servants.
Yes, Apti Plus provides its own study materials covering subjects such as General Studies (GS), Essay, Ethics, etc. These materials are designed for exams like UPSC, WBCS, and OPSC OAS.
The content is deemed reliable and comprehensive, covering all stages of the exam – Prelims, Mains, and the interview phase. It includes both static and current affairs topics, making it sufficient for aspirants’ preparation needs.
Answer papers in the test series are typically evaluated by a dedicated team comprising highly experienced subject experts and previous exam toppers associated with Apti Plus.
Apti Plus offers both online and offline modes for the test series, providing flexibility for aspirants to participate in the tests.
Apti Plus conducts around 10 class tests for each subject, covering the entire syllabus. The test series includes various assessments like sectional tests, subject-wise Full-Length Tests (FLTs), theme-based tests, Current Affairs (CA) based tests, Previous Year Questions (PYQ) based tests, CSAT tests, and FLTs, providing comprehensive coverage for both Prelims and Mains exams.Apart from class tests it also includes 20-30 Simulator Tests and In total, Apti Plus conducts around 70 tests, encompassing both Prelims and Mains exams, ensuring comprehensive coverage of various aspects and subjects included in these competitive exams.

FAQs: Centre Related

Q1: How many centers does APTI PLUS have?
APTI PLUS has three offline centers. One is located in Salt Lake (Kolkata), another in Elgin Road/ Bhawanipore (Kolkata), and the third in Jaydev Bihar, Bhubaneswar (Odisha). Through our online platform/centre, 10000+ aspirants are associated with us across India for their civil services preparation.
In a single batch, there are typically 100-150 students. The batch size is larger in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar to ensure competitiveness without compromising individual attention and doubt-clearing.
APTI PLUS does not have its own accommodation, but PGs and hostels are available nearby the centers. Assistance is provided to candidates in finding suitable accommodation.
Classrooms are equipped with digital/smart boards that have recording facilities. Faculty members use presentations and videos to enhance the learning experience. The classrooms are fully air-conditioned with all basic amenities.
There are two class timings for the weekday batch: Morning (7:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m or 7:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m, Mon – Fri) and Evening (4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m or 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m). A weekend batch is also available with class timings on Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m – 6 p.m).
Yes, APTI PLUS has library facilities available at its branches.
For any administrative requirements, you can contact the respective course coordinator or center in charge.

FAQs: Online Classes Related

Q1: How can I access recorded classes?
You can access recorded classes through our application named ‘APTI PLUS’ designed specifically for recorded lectures.
Recorded classes will be available for 1 year with unlimited views.
Recorded classes are uploaded within the same day, usually not taking more than a day.
Recordings can be accessed from 1 device per student.
You can find your schedule on the dedicated Telegram channel for each batch. This channel is used to share updates related to class schedules, test schedules, and other class-related information.
We create a dedicated email ID for each batch to address doubts after class. Faculty members have access to these emails and will respond to all queries pertaining to doubts in subjects.
Yes, as our online classes are conducted on the Zoom app, students can easily ask questions through the chat box or by unmuting themselves.
For any class-related problems, you can contact your Course Coordinator or use a dedicated mail ID for problem-solving. All class-related and test-related issues are resolved, taking care of students’ interests.
Yes, you can change your course from online to offline. To do this, submit a written application, and the shift will be processed. System requirements for online classes are typically met with a computer or device with high speed internet connectivity.